October 7, 2006

Mike and the Mechanics...

... are an English rock/pop band formed in 1985 as a side-project of Mike Rutherford, a founding member of Genesis. They are best known for the international hit singles "Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)", "All I Need Is A Miracle", "Over My Shoulder" and "The Living Years".

The main lineup for the band were vocalists Paul Carrack and the late Paul Young (formerly of chart band Sad Café), keyboardist Adrian Lee and drummer Peter Van Hooke. By their 1995 album "Beggar On a Beach of Gold" only Rutherford, Carrack and Young were permanent members of the line-up until Young's death in 2000.

(taken from Wikipedia)

One of my FAVORTIE songs of all time is called "Don't" . It was never one of their big hits but I love the sound and the lyrics. I don't know how to post music to Blogger so I can't play it for you but if you get the chance give it a listen or two and let me know if you like it.


Mike said...

You're the first person ever to mention Mike and the Mechanics! I love this band and I'm a big Genesis fan as well. I have all their albums and saw them live at Six Flags Over Texas one summer. Mike Rutherford is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet, very British and polite and appears to be about seven feet tall!
Thanks for the memory!
- Mike @ CybersMusic

Layla said...

Mike, thanks for stopping by here and saying that! I'm glad someone else sees what a great band this is. I think everyone would agree if they gave them a listen!!

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